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Wild Audiobook

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

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Publisher's Summary

Wild is a powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe - and built her back up again.

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Strayed faced down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

©2012 Cheryl Strayed (P)2012 Random House

What the Critics Say

“No one can write like Cheryl Strayed. Wild is one of the most unflinching and emotionally honest books I've read in a long time. It is about forgiveness and grief, bravery and hope. It is unforgettable.” (Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle)

“While reading Cheryl Strayed’s stunning book about her arduous solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail, I kept asking myself - what would I do if I were stripped bare of everything - money, job, community, even family and love? Thoreau once said, ‘In wildness is the preservation of the world.’ For Strayed, it is clear that in wildness was the preservation of her soul. She reminds us, in her lyrical and courageous memoir Wild, of what it means to be fully alive, even in the face of catastrophe, physical and psychic hardship, and loss." (Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace)

“Cheryl Strayed can sure tell a story. In Wild, she describes her journey from despair to transcendence with honesty, humor, and heart-cracking poignancy. This is a great book.” (Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and Seeking Peace)

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    Heather Leggett Northern Arizona 01-15-15
    Heather Leggett Northern Arizona 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    Where does Wild rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was worth the read. Some parts were a little dry and seemed to drag on but for the most part Cheryl told the story of her adventure in a way that pulled you into a pair of boots right next to her.


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    Caitlyn 01-15-15
    Caitlyn 01-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Story was good, narrator bad"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved the story and the book itself but the voice of the narrator did not sound like a 25 year old. She sounded like she was 65 years old...seriously. But other than that I loved the story. I can't wait to see the movie.

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    Sarah Toronto, Ontario 01-15-15
    Sarah Toronto, Ontario 01-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Have tissue ready when listening!"
    If you could sum up Wild in three words, what would they be?

    Empowering, moving, fantastic

    Great listen - it had me in tears and in laughing fits

    Didn't love the narrator as her voice didn't match what I imagined from the tone of the book but overall - pretty good


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    Neil Gardner 01-14-15 Member Since 2012

    I am 51 years old just an average guy who works in a factory,never read much until I found audio books, WOW !!!!

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    "Life is what you take from it"

    Enjoyed her story a lot told beautifully,I could see my self in that story from beginning to the very end glad I spent the time listening.

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    Jacob Tennyson 01-13-15
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    Well written book. Had me from the beginning. I love the adventure that she so ignorantly stumbled into and by the end was a changed woman for it. Also there are a few parts that are a bit sexually descriptive and really unnecessary, but other than that i'm sure this book will inspire many to go on there own journey as it has to me.

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    Tasha 01-12-15
    Tasha 01-12-15
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    "Worth spending your credit on."

    I devoured this book in three days and I wish it was hundreds of hours longer.

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    Shanah Mehalacopoulos 01-12-15
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    "Good read!"

    I was excited about this book. I think we all have been in a place and time once in our lives where we have felt "strayed"

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    Mylon 01-11-15
    Mylon 01-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cheryl is super unlikable"

    It might just not be my style, but I found the main character annoying. being extremely irresponsible both prior and during her journey. yet she seems to not care and wonder why she got to her low point.

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    Justin 01-10-15
    Justin 01-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    The middle slows up and becomes a bit repetitive, but in doing so, cheryl strayed is able to show, not tell, how her journey helped her grow. Very glad I made it through to the end.

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    Jess 01-09-15
    Jess 01-09-15
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    "Why is the narrator so old sounding?!"
    What did you like best about Wild? What did you like least?

    I really enjoyed the story, but why choose a narrator that sounds so old? This is supposed to be a story told by a 30-something woman who goes on an adventure to find herself. Why does it sound like my grandma is telling me a story that happened in the 50s?! Perfectly awkward when the author's love escapades start to be told... ugh! It was so hard to associate with what was happening in novel with the voice that was telling it. It ruins the story. I would suggest to actually read this book, unless you're interested in the grandma version.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Cheryl Strayed? Why or why not?

    Definitely would, Cheryl's story telling is interesting and he life is intriguing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Dunne’s performances?

    No way, it makes me want to fall asleep. If I wanted to hear old people talk, I would call my grandparents.


    Was Wild worth the listening time?

    No, definitely read the book on your own. The monotone, raspy voice made my mind trail off and I was constantly going back to re-listen to parts.


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